Mo. Gov. Vetoes Congressional Redistricting Map

9 years 2 months 1 week ago Saturday, April 30 2011 Apr 30, 2011 Saturday, April 30, 2011 2:23:00 PM CDT April 30, 2011 in News
By: Associated Press

JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has vetoed a proposed congressional redistricting map. Nixon rejected the map Saturday and urged lawmakers to develop a new plan that would be a "better representation for all regions of the state." Lawmakers had approved the plan last week. The governor says he hopes lawmakers can produce a new map in the next two weeks before their legislative session ends May 13. State lawmakers are drawing a new congressional map with eight districts instead of nine. Missouri lost one of its U.S. House seats after the 2010 census showed other states' populations were increasing at a faster rate.

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